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      The best reporting on Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos
      Nov06

      The best reporting on Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos

      Paul Manafort (Credit: Getty/Brendan Smialowski) Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, his protégé Rick Gates and the less well-known Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos have all faced scrutiny before Monday. Here are our favorite stories on them. The Quiet American, Slate, April 28, 2016 “Manafort has spent a career...

      What new Russia investigation charges could mean for Trump
      Nov03

      What new Russia investigation charges could mean for Trump

      (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) Five months into Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of cooperation between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, Americans are seeing the first legal maneuvers in the case. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates surrendered...

      It wasn’t just Hillary: Russian hackers have been targeting lots of high-profile people
      Nov02

      It wasn’t just Hillary: Russian hackers have been targeting lots of high-profile people

      (Credit: tommaso79 via iStock/Salon) A new report reveals that a digital hit list attributed to Russian hackers contained extensive targets far beyond the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. The digital hit list revealed that a hacking group known as Fancy Bear — which experts have long believed was connected to the Russian government — tried...

      Mueller indictments beg the questions: why Manafort? Why Papadopoulos? Why now?
      Nov02

      Mueller indictments beg the questions: why Manafort? Why Papadopoulos? Why now?

      Robert Mueller; Paul Manafort; Donald Trump (Credit: Getty/AP/Salon) Events of this week are making clear that the Spring of 2016 was a pretty important time in American politics. Let’s take a trip back in time and have a look at what we knew back then – and moreover, what we didn’t know. By the Spring of last year, Donald Trump had...

      Mueller investigation divides right-wing media from reality
      Nov01

      Mueller investigation divides right-wing media from reality

      Sean Hannity, Donald Trump (Credit: Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Reuters/Brendan McDermid/Photo montage by Salon) The ink was barely dry on the first indictments and pleading from special counsel Robert Mueller, and the country was already hearing two vastly different accounts of what’s at stake, what it means and where we go from here. Those...

      You don’t cut taxes with two wars and 240,000 troops overseas
      Oct26

      You don’t cut taxes with two wars and 240,000 troops overseas

      (Credit: Getty/AP/Salon) I’ve spent a lot of time recently trying to figure out when it was that Americans in large numbers began to take leave of their senses, and I think I know when it happened. It was on April 17, 2001, when the good citizens of the state of Mississippi voted in a special referendum on whether or not to replace the...

      Robert Mueller’s widening Russia probe is sweeping up Democrats, including lobbyist Tony Podesta
      Oct23

      Robert Mueller’s widening Russia probe is sweeping up Democrats, including lobbyist Tony Podesta

      Robert Mueller (Credit: Getty/Andrew Burton) Much like the mid-90s saw story after story showing how extensive Chinese government operations within U.S. politics were, the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election is demonstrating the size of Russia’s. That’s the overall takeaway from a series of news reports, including one from NBC...

      Dumb and dumber: Trump’s foreign policy repeats decades of American mistakes
      Oct22

      Dumb and dumber: Trump’s foreign policy repeats decades of American mistakes

      (Credit: Getty/AP/Salon) Topic of the week seems to be Donald Trump’s foreign policy. This is about right. Annual reviews of a president’s record managing America’s conduct abroad are standard fare in the press and among the think-tank set. But he has not been in office a year, you protest! Don’t sweat the small stuff, as...

      Study: Hannity’s treatment of Trump’s Russia scandal takes an authoritarian turn
      Oct15

      Study: Hannity’s treatment of Trump’s Russia scandal takes an authoritarian turn

      Sean Hannity (Credit: Getty/Nicholas Kamm) Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has taken on a new urgency and gotten closer to the Oval Office over the past few weeks. His prosecutors are reportedly planning to indict Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former...

      Paul Manafort and Russian oligarch had $60 million relationship: Report
      Oct14

      Paul Manafort and Russian oligarch had $60 million relationship: Report

      (Credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Financial ties between a Russian oligarch and President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, are far stronger than what has previously been reported. Manafort is linked to entities that engaged in a a previously unreported $26 million loan with a company owned by Russian oligarch, Oleg...